Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) Scheme
About this activity
Suitable for year 5 and 6 pupils.
TfL's Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) scheme encourages safer, active and independent travel within the school community, with a focus on year 6 pupils as they prepare for the transition to secondary school.
The scheme involves recruiting a team of JTAs; year 5 and 6 pupils who work to promote active travel and road safety to their peers through a range of activities.
TfL provides all the resources and guidance needed to set up and run your school’s own JTA team.
Running the scheme
While the majority of the work is done by JTAs, your school must fully support the scheme and allocate a school JTA guide. This can be either a teacher or learning assistant who oversees the JTA team and supports them with their projects.
You will also need to create a dedicated JTA noticeboard to share the latest active travel news and promote current activities.
For further information on the JTA scheme, email [email protected] or contact your local council school travel advisor or road safety officer.
How to evidence your activity
- Record the feedback from your pupils and JTA team. Note how they have engaged with the activities, if they found them useful and how this has helped you meet your targets
- Sign in to STARS to add your story. Include details of your JTA team and the activities and initiatives they have undertaken. Also add posters, letters, newsletter articles and photos of your JTA noticeboard
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Introduces key road safety messages
- Promotes active and independent travel
- Supports transition to secondary school